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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (14 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857989295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857989298
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11.2 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Feb 2001
Format: Paperback
Beware reading this book - you will not be able to put it down. This is one of the most exciting books published in recent years and you will keep turning the pages until it is finished. It crosses genres being both sci-fi and a thriller and will please people who are aficianados of both. If you buy nothing else this year buy this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Dec 2000
Format: Paperback
Well worth reading. This book has some superb elements to it. A lot of pseudo-sience but when taken in the context in which it is presented, forms a great story-line that keeps the reader turning the page. For anyone who enjoys a well presented action thriller which provokes thought and keeps you reading past your bedtime, this is the book for you. The only criticism is the way provisions are 'dropped' to the expedition - Ludicrous, read it and weep! - but alas the only way the book can keep going.
I would have given it 4+1/2 stars if I could but it's not quite a 5!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mark.beech@virgin.net on 9 May 2000
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What a fantastic premise and utterly absorbing first chapters. However the themes of an alternative evolution were neither explained or clarified. A dissapointing last third let down thebooks initial promise
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. F. Mulligan on 26 Jun 2006
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I adored this book and got it after reading The Year Zero, by the same authot... This was better than that...

I think that this should be a series... I am contemplating reading this again.. I am so glad that I got this book and will be a keeper forever...

Read and enjoy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By matthew Dover on 10 Jan 2003
Format: Paperback
I recently read this book for the second time and feel duty bound to tell the world what a fantastic and well written novel it is.The storyline is convincing, the research is thorough and the imagery is absolutely stunning.
I have struggled with 'epic' type novels in the past, but this one can only be described as 'unputdownable' (if you will excuse the overused cliche).
Long manages to turn a fantastical premise into a story that is believable, even worryingly possible. He must be forgiven for the odd failure (the provision dropping method is ludicrous - thank you for the perfect example, a reader from London)because he achieves the most important aim of every author - come up with a good story and tell it well.
Read 'The Ascent' by Jeff Long. Not in the same league as this masterpiece, but a good read all the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct 2000
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It took me months to read this book (on and off), but I am glad I did! The first 4 chapters are just amazing, aswell as horrifying. The book slowed down slightly after that, but quickly got rivetting again about half way through. This is a masterpiece of science fiction/horror and anyone who is a fan of the genre should obtain a copy. Some parts of it are unexplained and leave you guessing. Also, the story is not finished completely, and has an interesting twist at the end.
A great book if you have a lot of time to kill and a stomach for horror.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Indred Cold on 26 Sep 2000
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starts with a mystery and then gets more mysterious as it goes on .You just have to keep reading The Hadals are a wonderfull innovation a story that I will remember for a long time my advice to anyone take your time reading it but read it you must
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy Phillips on 30 Oct 2011
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Firstly, I haven't seen the film of the same name but this book doesn't appear to be anything to do with it. The characters are completely different and the plot of the book is a lot more detailed.

The story features an array of characters from various walks of life who are all involved in some way in the discovery of a vast network of underground tunnels and caves beneath the Earth's surface. It becomes apparent that a race of creatures live there that have been encountered by mankind over the centuries but interpreted as being demons or other 'mythical' beings. Well, the creatures are very real and not very friendly.

This discovery prompts a massive exploration effort by the military of various countries and a number of corporations. The intention is to make use of any resources found underground. I won't give away what happens as you will probably enjoy the book more if you don't know what's coming. This is only the beginning of a long book which contains a number of interesting developments. The characters are well described, the storyline is good and there is suspense all the way through. In particular, the descriptions of the underground world and its atmosphere are great.

A great book. I'm looking forward to the sequel, 'Deeper', but this book stands alone perfectly well. Be warned that certain parts of the story as a bit gory.
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